National Socialist Adolf Hitler announced in the Obersalzberg speech:
"And so for the present only in the East I have put my death-head formations in place with the command relentlessly and without compassion to send into death many women and children of Polish origin and language. Only thus we can gain the living space [lebensraum] that we need."
And that was exactly what he did.
On September 1, 1939, Hitler's troops invaded Poland for land, because Hitler threatened that the German population would outgrow its food source in Germany and needed to conquer new lands for more agricultural land.
Czeslawa Kwoka was a Catholic girl, from the Wolka Zlojecka village, in the Zamość region of Poland. She was born in 1928, on August 15, the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Because Czeslawa Kwoka and her family lived in Zamość, she and the others were deemed political enemies for living in Zamość, the location of a future German colony.
Along with her mother, she was deported and transported from Zamość, Poland, to Auschwitz, on December 13, 1942, where the teenage girl was renamed Number 26947.
In the photo, the cuts on her lips resulted from a beating delivered by a Kapo who delivered the blows because the girl did not speak German; the Polish language had been outlawed in 1939.
On March 12, 1943, Czesława Kwoka died at the age of 14.